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Joose Deathmatch

4 Feb

Joose

 

I’m sure the last time you walked into a gas station you thought “Gee, what is up with these new 90’s tattoo looking Four Loko ripoffs? I mean, how is any self respecting hobo supposed to choose from all four choices? Who can solve this conundrum?!” That’s where I come in, your black night in a vagabond shopping cart. I bought all four flavors at my local gas station and tried them just for you!

Pretty self explanatory, I tried each one and rated it. I also included bonus ratings from a secondary source who is also an idiot.

Peach Margarita – Margarita? No. Peach? Yes. The peach is strong with this, which is yummy but very sweet and one note. Might be good mixed with tea.

Hurricane – Ew. Like watered down gummy bears. Offensively unflavorful.

Spicy Mango Margarita – Fruity but not as overwhelming or sweet as Peach. Very slight spicy kick at the end. Has a bit of complexity to drink a whole can easily.

Screwdriver – More citrusy than orangey, but well balance. Bit of tartness from the citrus which helps make is interesting.

My personal ranking is Spicy Mango, Screwdriver, Peach, then Hurricane.

My room mate preferred Peach, Screwdriver, Hurricane, then Spicy Mango. He thought the Peach’s flavor was good enough to make it drinkable but wasn’t a fan of the Spicy Mango so it may be a love it or hate it type deal.

So, go out and try these. As long as you don’t try the Hurricane.

Pinnacle Cake / Cinnamon Roll Cinnabon / Peachberry Cobbler / Pecan Pie

12 Feb

4 Pinnacle Mini

My local alphabet store is generally pretty disappointing in the mini bottle selections. Occasionally a new one I actually want will straggle though, but for the most part it’s random hobo brands I’ve never heard of. This time was a Festivus Miracle. Pinnacle has a holiday pack of 8 (non-repeating) mini bottles for only $6!!! The lady at the counter may or may not have thrown in a free Pinnacle Cinnabon mini with my order. It was one of the best values sets I’ve seen and a god send for a poor blogger attempting to keep both her semi-sobriety and bank account intact through the holidays. So you get a string of Pinnacle reviews in the upcoming weeks.

Cake – This stuff definitely tastes of vanilla. And it’s sweet. Other than that, I’m not sure I could distinguish this from say a marshmallow flavored vodka. Or a cotton candy vodka. It’s not too harsh, and it should be an easy hit with lovers of the OG Pinnacle Whipped. This one gets a CHUG on flavor alone, though for my money I’d probably prefer to tough it out with vanilla Burnett’s instead.

Cinnabon – The problem I’ve noticed with baked goods flavored vodkas is that it is hard to nail all the different flavors involved with them. Take a chocolate chip cookie. You need the buttery vanilla of the cookie and the semi-sweet chocolate of the cips. Even one of those factors is hard to nail but throw in two and the game is over. I have to say that this cinnamon vodka could easily have strayed into either vanilla overload or just another cinnamon shot but surprisingly it managed a pretty good and true to life mix of the two. I think it’s safe to say I could have guessed what flavor this was without being told and it’s surprisingly addictive to boot. It is sweet enough without being cloyingly so and makes you immediately wish for another. Pinnacle hit a homerun with this one so it goes without saying it get a CHUG!

Peachberry Cobbler – I hadn’t heard of this particular Pinnacle offering. It’s not too surprising since I’ve never heard peachberry cobbler to begin with. I didn’t have too high a hope for this vodka but I was pleasantly surprised. The peachy berriness is pretty good and though I wouldn’t go so far as to claim cobblerness, it is tasty. It’s not my favorite ever, but it is drinkable and maybe some people will really like this. I just wouldn’t buy a whole bottle. CHUG!

Pecan Pie (snippet of original review that can be read HERE) – I think this vodka is drinkable, and even likeable. But it does not taste like pecan pie. This tasted like goddamn Frangelico. That’s not a bad thing, but pecan pie it ain’t. It’ll get a CHUG from me, but barely.